The government has introduced a new set of additions to its ‘Good Work Plan’ which aims to increase the rights of workers. Some of the key elements of the scheme include: • workers to be given enhanced rights to tackle
The latest House Price Index figures show that the cost of an average home in the UK jumped 0.7% between March and April. The annual rise to April was 1.4%, bringing the cost of the average property to
The government has launched a consultation on how to ensure greater equality in parental leave entitlements. The consultation will ask whether statutory paternity leave for fathers and same sex partners should be
A woman has been committed to prison following a dispute with her brother over their late father’s estate. The court heard that neither of the siblings had been named as executor of their father’s will but the sister had taken the role without authority to do so.
A dyslexic charity worker was unfairly dismissed after making spelling errors that led to him being denied a new role. James Bulloss had worked as an adviser for the homeless charity Shelter. His role included working night shifts and weekends to work on the phone help lines. After three years he requested to join the webchat team and was given a four-week trial. His team leader, Ms Jackson, spotted several …Read More
A judge has ruled that a son was entitled to a share of the family farm, despite having fallen out with his parents, because he had worked for more than 30 years on the understanding that the land would pass to him The High Court heard that in 1981, the parents made wills under which the son and his brother would inherit the farm property and business equally. The son …Read More
Latest figures show an increase in affordable homes The number of affordable homes has increased according to the latest figures published by the government’s housing accelerator, Homes England. The numbers of house builds started and completed in the past 12 months are both up on the previous year. Between April 2018 and March 2019 there were 45,692 new house builds started under programmes managed by Homes England, and 40,289 completed. …Read More
A woman has been awarded £1.2m despite being written out of her father’s will after they fell out in the later years of his life. The judge found that the woman was entitled to the sum because she had worked on the family farm for 30 years on the understanding that she would inherit it. Lucy Ann Andrews worked alongside her father for many years. She claimed he had told …Read More
The government is providing £500m to help housing associations build 11,000 affordable new homes, including some ‘rooftop’ properties. The funding boost will help the government towards its target of building 300,000 properties a year by the mid-2020s.
UK house prices rose by an average 1.7% in the year to January but there were wide variations in different regions across the country. The House Price Index compiled by the Land Registry shows that although prices rose year on year, there was a fall of 0.8% from December 2018 to January 2019. The average property in the UK was valued at £228,147